A book review of The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfeld This review explores important themes of the book, such as sleep, names, separation, literary explorations within a book, connections to the past, and healing. Basic plot: The main character along with a group of teenage boys is a Holocaust survivor. He and […]
Lorri of Jew Wishes tells of her childhood interest in Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters and her current influences of Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, Herman Wouk, A.B. Yehoshua and more.
Baila reminded me that tonight is Yom HaShoa V’Hagvrua, the Day for Remembering the Holocaust and the Strength. “The Strength” is about the fact that the Jews did respond to their enemies, both physically and spiritually, unlike how my 9th grade Israeli-born Hebrew teacher told us that “they went like sheep.” Balashon explains the difference […]
Each of Aharon Appelfeld’s stories is really his own, with the characters changed in some way to make it easier for him to tell the tale.